It’s not easy! Like everything else the more you put in the more you get back.
I’m writing this as someone who struggles to get out the door (I still need to pick up ‘Run Fat Bitch Run and get my inner grit doctor kicking me off the sofa, along with a dog that needs constant exercising) BUT man the feeling and energy after a run can’t be underestimated, here’s a few tips:
The minute you think, I might go out and giving running a go, capitalise on that motivation and get out the front door
Set realistic targets
Use music - when starting if can be a target to run for one song, walk for the next.
Get social (why do people think you can talk when running) – but meeting someone does mean you can get out the door
Set your own goal
Do not be put off by others wizzing by you
Jiggle, jiggle, jiggle – who cares!!
Get a decent pair of runners and women, buy a proper running bra, these need to be tried as they can differ in size to regular bras
Keep your sense of humour, laugh at yourself
The book ‘Run Fat Bitch Run’ really helped me
Ability is what you are capable of
Motivation determines what you do
Attitude determines how well you do it